Business school gets accreditation
Helga Busing-Volschenk, Chief Operations Officer of the Business School of Excellence in Namibia said the eventual introduction of a basic and secondary curriculum framework education development will feature heavy on the national agenda which will require teachers with a unique skill set.
“Why then are we battling to produce excellent teachers, if this is such an important element to our economic growth? Surely it would then be an attractive profession followed by competent and passionate individuals?,” she said during her opening remarks.
Milka Mungunda, Director at the Small Medium Enterprise (SME) Bank inaugurated the new premises on behalf of Andimba Toivo ya Toivo who was in absentia and handed over the the institutions accreditation certificate.
Mungunda, former Registar at the University of Namibia applauded the business school’s efforts in using education as the greatest equaliser.
The South African education institution realised that true empowerment is required at all levels of competence. Partnerships with financial institutions such as FNB Namibia help make education more affordable to teachers.
“Partnerships with regulatory bodies such as the Namibian National Teachers Union help to collectively discuss problems affecting our teachers in finding the right solutions,” she said. “Teachers also require role models; to identify with a peer who achieved success amidst the challenges experienced by them all. By featuring successes we motivate them. Such a success story is that of Ms Johanna Benson, Paralympic Gold Medallist and Namibian Disabled Sportswoman of the year 2013 who delivered a motivational talk on the impact that a teacher has on the life of a child at a previous BSE function,” she added. ““Passion cannot be taught,it must come from within as a compelling emotion or feeling. It is with this passion that BSE has built their foundation in Namibia to facilitate ongoing advanced adult education by partnering with various credible institutions to deliver accredited and quality education to Namibians,” Munguda said. The business school will in future also offer post graduate for nursing management.